Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Student's Learning Experience

4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Student's Learning Experience

Most of us engage with social media informally, or at least associate social media with our non-academic lives. Often, though, we don’t realize how much social media is a part of the way that we learn about and see the world. Social media can, in fact, benefit your student’s learning experience in many ways, including offering unique resources, building learning communities, and providing real-world examples and experiences.   Looking for ways to enhance your student’s education this semester? Keep reading to learn four ways social media can benefit your student’s learning experience. 1. Social media can provide ... Read More About 4 Ways Social Media Can Benefit Your Student's Learning Experience

How to Write a Great College Essay

How to Write a Great College Essay

Your college admissions essay is a key component of your college application. Unlike standardized test scores and grades, your essay gives your application a more human element. The power of a well-crafted college essay is not to be discounted, so use it to let your personality and background shine through. Here’s how to write a great college essay: To write a great college essay, begin with brainstorming Before drafting any portion of your essay, commit your ideas to paper. Jot down all the topics that come to mind for a potential essay—even those that may seem a bit outlandish.  Next, let some time pass (at least 24 hours ... Read More About How to Write a Great College Essay

How to Balance Work and Grad School

How to Balance Work and Grad School

Congratulations on your decision to attend grad school! According to the Census Bureau, just 9.3% of American adults over 25 have earned a master’s degree. Pursuing a master’s degree is no easy task, but it is an endeavor that can yield a number of benefits. Grad school allows you to explore your academic passions on a deeper level, participate in cutting-edge research projects, make valuable contacts in your field, and strengthen your employment prospects. Some graduate students choose to work and study at the same time, while others do so out of necessity. In any case, a proper balance between both responsibilities is indispens ... Read More About How to Balance Work and Grad School

How to Create a GRE Prep Plan

How to Create a GRE Prep Plan

If you’re applying to graduate school and need to take the GRE, it’s time to create a plan. With a plethora of advice and study material available, the choices can be overwhelming.  Which books should you purchase? How long should you review questions for each section? When should you take the official exam? The first step in answering these questions is to create a GRE prep plan. To establish a study plan, take GRE practice tests, identify your goals, and create a prep schedule.  Hoping to make the most of your GRE test date? Keep reading to learn how to create a GRE prep plan.  GRE prep plan tip #1: take a full- ... Read More About How to Create a GRE Prep Plan

3 Common Back-to-School Issues—and How to Address Them

3 Common Back-to-School Issues—and How to Address Them

For many elementary school students, the start of the school year is an exciting time to reconnect with friends and teachers, and to resume learning. Yet, after a long summer off, the exciting return to school is also a time when many classroom issues emerge. If you don’t address these challenges early on, it’s possible they’ll become more challenging to your student as time goes on. So it’s helpful to help them as soon as you can. If your elementary school student is having a hard time getting into the swing of a new year, read on. Here are three common back-to-school issues and advice on how to address them. Back-to ... Read More About 3 Common Back-to-School Issues—and How to Address Them